Note: I only tried one meal (Baby Back Ribs). My experience (good or bad) might just be an isolated incident. Nothing beats trying the place out for yourself. This place is best enjoyed with Mexican food-loving friends.

Prepare to spend: php 150 to 500/person depending on appetite

Before I say anything else, I would like to commend the Social Media manager of El Taquito’s Facebook fan page since I never thought about trying the food there until I saw the sponsored ads and stuff. Wasted Chef and El Taquito are both Facebook discoveries so hooray for properly-managed Social Media pages.

I consider myself nocturnal so I’m always looking for new places to eat midnight/dawn snacks in. When I found this restaurant in Facebook that opens at 4am, I couldn’t resist giving it a try. It’s personally more appealing to me because of its proximity from Mineski Infinity Lahug (an internet cafe that I frequent).

Operating hours:

4:00 am – 1:00 pm
5:00 pm – 2:00 am
4:00 am – 1:00 pm

They have a pretty updated Social Media page which is a big plus for me (they have promos and stuff). Again, kudos!


When you enter the establishment, it looks like a normal take-out place for Mexican food; but the second floor ambiance is incredible. I particularly love the paintings especially the one that was probably inspired from the movie The Book of Life.


The primary reason I went there was because of the “Baby Back Ribs” promotional post in Facebook. I like Ribs in general and I like trying it from all the different places in Cebu that offer it.

Baby Back Ribs (php 220)

What I like:

  • The taste – their tamarind sauce is really yummy
  • The ambiance and general “look” of the place
  • Television – it helps alleviate the boredom that comes with waiting for your food (like Diner Dash lol)

What they can improve on (or not, since these are really minor things):

  • The color of the plates – Green just doesn’t appeal to me. Black, red or white plates would have been nice.
  • Preparation/wait time – maybe it’s just the BBR or the day that I went there

No recommendations yet. I probably will make more observations on my next visit.